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First observation of the hyperfine splitting in antihydrogen Scientists working at CERN have again made a landmark finding

Date:August 3, 2017Source:Swansea UniversitySummary:Scientists are one step closer to answering the question of why matter exists and illuminating the mysteries of the Big Bang and the birth of the universe.
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Antimatter research laboratory. Credit: Professor Niels Madsern Swansea University scientists working at CERN have again made a landmark finding, taking them one step closer to answering the question of why matter exists and illuminating the mysteries of the Big Bang and the birth of the Universe. In their paper published in Nature the physicists from the University's College of Science, working with an international collaborative team at CERN, describe the first observation of spectral line shapes in antihydrogen, the antimatter equivalent of hydrogen. Professor Mike Charlton said: "The existence of antimatter is well established in physics, and it is buried deep in the heart of some of the most successful theories ever developed. But we have yet to answer a central que…

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Do Honeybees Feel Pain?

By Ross Pomeroy Most complex animals feel pain, but what about insects? Does the buzzing fly feel the crunch of a swatter? Does the pesky mosquito recoil in agony when stung by a bug zapper? Do experiments on fruit fly gladiators constitute torture? Seeing as how research on insect pain is scant, those questions remain unanswered. Seeking to begin to fill the information void, researchers based out of the The Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland in Australia conducted a rather ingenious experiment on honeybees. Their efforts are published in the journal Scientific Reports. Senior Research Technician Julia Groening and her colleagues Dustin Venini and Mandyam Srinivasan conducted two experiments, with 540 bees in each. In the first, the trio affixed clips to the legs of half the bees, to "create the sensation of a continuous pinch, similar to an attack of a biting predator or competitor." The other bees were left unharmed to serve as controls. Then, acro…

A Common Caterpillar Can Eat Plastic

By Ross Pomeroy Drop a few waxworms of the species Galleria mellonella into a plastic bag, and you may find yourself without a bag. New research published to the journal Current Biology shows that these waxworms, the caterpillar larvae of honeycomb moths, are capable of digesting and biodegrading polyethylene, the most common form of plastic.  You know polyethylene well. Eighty million metric tons of the stuff are produced each year, most commonly in the form of bags, films, and bottles. You probably also know that polyethylene is not readily biodegradable. The special treatments required to recycle the plastic are very expensive, so the overwhelming majority of waste ends up in landfills. Enter insects. In 2015, researchers demonstrated that mealworms could eat and digest polystyrene, the plastic synonymous with plates, cups, and take-out boxes, with the aid of their gut bacteria. A year before, that same group showed that bacteria inside the guts of waxworms of the Indian mealmoth …

Is Space Full of Quantum Foam?

Credit: GiroScience/Shutterstock Look at space under a microscope and what do you see? Nothing. Magnify 1,000 times. Nothing. Magnify 1,000,000 times. Still nothing. Magnify 1,000,000,000 times. Absolutely nothing. At this point, the average person would probably be satisfied with the conclusion that space is, in fact, nothing. This makes intuitive sense, after all, and besides, we're already far beyond the magnification power of real microscopes. Quantum physicists aren't average people, however. Armed with theoretical microscopes, they keep on magnifying, gazing deeper and deeper into empty space until out of nothing, they suddenly see something. That something is a roiling collection of virtual particles, collectively called quantum foam. According to quantum physicists, virtual particles exist briefly as fleeting fluctuations in the fabric of spacetime, like bubbles in beer foam. "The 'bubbles' in the quantum foam are quadrillions of times smaller than atomic …

How to Install Debian, Ubuntu, or Kali Linux on Your Chromebook

How to Install Debian, Ubuntu, or Kali Linux on Your Chromebook acer-chromebook.jpg Learn how to get the best of both worlds and run your favorite Linux distro and Chrome OS side by side in this step-by-step guide. Creative Commons Zero Pixabay Chromebooks are steadily gaining market share. With the arrival of Android apps to the platform, Chromebooks have become an ideal platform for a very large user-base, and Chrome OS is a very important piece of technology in the current consumer space. However, if you are a Linux user, you may need many utilities and tools to get the job done. For example, I run my own servers and manage them remotely. At the same time, I also manage my Linux systems and a file server at home. I need tools. Additionally, Chrome OS, as a result of being a Google product, has some restrictions. For example, there is no way to even download Creative Commons YouTube videos on Chromebook. What if I want to download Ubuntu or openSUSE and create a bootable USB drive? As m…

DoubleAgent Attack Turns Your Antivirus Into Malware And Hijacks Your PC



Short Bytes: Cybellum security researchers have uncovered a new attack mechanism that can be used to take control of your antivirus and turn it into a malware. Called DoubleAgent, this attack exploits an old and undocumented vulnerability in Windows operating system. This Zero Day code injection technique affects all major antivirus vendors and has the power to hijack permissions. The security researchers from Cybellum have found a new technique that can be used by the cybercriminals to hijack your computer by injecting malicious code. This new Zero-Day attack can be used to take full control over all the major antivirus software. Instead of hiding from the antivirus, this attack takes control of the antivirus itself. Called DoubleAgent, this attack makes use of a 15-year-old legitimate feature of Windows (read vulnerability)–that’s why it can’t be patched. It affects all versions of Microsoft Windows. Cybellum blog mentions that this flaw is still unpatched by most antivirus v…

8 favourite mozilla addons used by the Hackers

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Ethical hacking could be great fun if you know about these add-ons. The creation of penetration testing labs in Kali Linux or Backtrack, has been a popular topic for a long time, but the fact remains that all challenges, practice, and hacking need tools. One of the better known tools is the Addons which comes in many types and forms. We thought it would be fun to bring to you a list of important add-ons for hackers and pentesters. Here are the top 7 that we shortlisted: 1. Tamper Data: This is one of the most used Addons for Pentesters, who traditionally make use of it for viewing and modifying HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters, trace and time HTTP response or requests, security test web applications by modifying POST parameters and a lot more. The add-on can be downloaded here. 2. Hack Bar: Another well known and very often used tool, it is mostly used for security audit , and comes strongly recommended for installation and XSS, SQL Encoding/Decoding – MD5, SH1, Base64…